Master Sounds 98.3
|Genre:||Funk, soul, rare groove|
|Appearance(s):||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|
|DJ(s):||Johnny "The Love Giant" Parkinson|
Master Sounds 98.3 is a rare groove radio station in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, hosted by Johnny "The Love Giant" Parkinson (voiced by Ricky Harris). The songs that played on this station are sampled by many hip-hop artists. This is the one of the stations that the Los Santos Vagos listen to. This is also Wu Zi Mu's favorite station, as well as Eddie Pulaski's favorite station.
Since the station contains rare vinyl records of songs, mostly instrumental singles, which have been heavily sampled by hip-hop artists over the years, The Love Giant criticizes hip-hop artists for doing so.
Songs marked with an asterisk are not present in the mobile and Xbox 360 ports of the game.
- Lyn Collins - "Rock Me Again and Again" (1974)
- Bob James - "Nautilus" (1974)
- Harlem Underground Band - "Smokin' Cheeba Cheeba" (1976)
- Lyn Collins - "Think (About It)" (1972)
- The Blackbyrds - "Rock Creek Park" (1975)*
- War - "Low Rider" (1975)
- The J.B.'s - "The Grunt" (1970)*
- Maceo & the Macks - "Soul Power '74" (1971)*
- James Brown - "Funky President" (1974)*
- Gloria Jones - "Tainted Love" (1965)
- Booker T. & the M.G.'s - "Green Onions" (1962)
- The Chakachas - "Jungle Fever" (1972)
- Maceo & the Macks - "Cross The Track (We Better Go Back)" (1975)
- Bobby Byrd - "I Know You Got Soul" (1971)
- James Brown - "The Payback" (1974)*
- Bobby Byrd - "Hot Pants" (1972)
- Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - "Express Yourself" (1971)*
- Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - "So Much Trouble in My Mind" (1973)
- Many tracks from this station are sampled on other stations:
- "Nautilus" is sampled in Slick Rick's "Children's Story" on Playback FM,
- "Think About It" is sampled in Rob Base and DJ EZ-rock's "It Takes Two" on Playback FM,
- "The Grunt" is sampled in "Rebel Without a Pause" by Public Enemy on Playback FM,
- "Funky President" is sampled several times on CSR 103.9 and Radio Los Santos, as well as on The Classics 104.1 in Grand Theft Auto IV,
- "I Know You Got Soul" is sampled in Eric B. & Rakim's "I Know You Got Soul" on Playback FM,
- "The Payback" is sampled in En Vogue's "My Lovin'" on CSR 103.9
- "Express Yourself" is sampled by NWA on Radio Los Santos.
- International Funk 99, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV that plays funk from the same period.
- The Low Down 91.1, a radio station in Grand Theft Auto V that plays soul and funk from the same period.